The end of the year is a wonderful time to plan for the New Year. Starting now, we add momentum to our goals. Here are a few simple ways to bring joy and success into 2012.Create An Ideal Statement
Each year, Americans make well-intentioned resolutions to improve their lives and livelihood. From eating to exercise, personal growth to professional advancement, we love setting our sights on goals and reaching them.
This year, why not tackle some personal finance hurdles in your search for better living?
Reader Joe G. asks, “Is it really legal to not hire someone because of bad credit? I just heard I am not getting jobs because of my credit history.”
The short answer, Joe, is yes, it is legal to decline to hire someone because of their credit situation. That said, employers who do make hiring decisions based on credit information are required by law to follow procedures so a candidate is aware of how the decision was made, and to ensure that the information obtained is not used for any purpose other than for hiring and promotion decisions.
Minneapolis businesses will be eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help improve their business operations and profitability. The grants will be provided by the Economic Growth Centers(EGC), a non-profit economic development organization, with staff assistance from the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD). Businesses will be eligible to apply for the EGC grants if they are located within the City of Minneapolis, have been in operation for at least a year, with sales of up to $500,000. Priority will be given to businesses located in the Whittier and Elliot Park neighborhoods. More information is available on the MCCD website at mccdmn.org or by calling 612-789-7337, ext 14.